Moll Flanders

What about the narrative point of view of Moll Franders?

I´d like to know why is so special the narrative point of view of this novel. Thanks in advance.

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The point of view is in first person but I think the problems with the narrative lies in the fact that Defoe, a man, tries to write so intimately about a woman's point of view. Defoe doesn't do well writing this from a woman's point of view. At times Moll talks about her tender feelings as a mother, yet she lets her children go easily without the reader hearing about them again. All too often the story is narrated as if she were an observer rather than a participant. Also, most of the tale is glossed over. Occasionally she stops and gives more, but usually the book is an overview of the social conditions of Moll's life.




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